For Immediate Release:
Smith's Olde bar
1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta
Show Billed As:
Lauren Anderson, Foster and Tyler Lee Frush
$8 Advanced / $12 Day of Show
Lauren Anderson had recently returned home from a trip to Los Angeles — a trip involving meetings with music industry executives, vocal rehearsals, record contracts, and ultimately a whole lot of empty promises — when she began writing songs for her third EP, Won't Stay Down. She'd been playing shows since 2014, mixing her blues-rock roots with elements of Americana, soul, and country music. She loved the work, but she'd grown frustrated with the industry, particularly the demands thrust upon her as a female artist. Back in her adopted hometown of Nashville, she started writing new material about strength, endurance, and female empowerment, drawing on her own artistic journey for inspiration and gluing everything together with her bluesy belt of a voice.
Inspired by the bluesy, boundary-breaking females who came before her — including Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, and Grace Potter — Lauren Anderson's Won't Stay Down follows previous releases like 2017's The Game, which cracked the Top 50 of the Billboard Blues chart for five weeks straight. It's also a showcase for her supersized vocals and sharp songwriting, which have previously earned the Chicago native a Midwest Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as a first-place finish in the 2018 Wing Dang Doodle Competition. Recorded in her adopted hometown of Nashville and largely self-produced, Won't Stay Down is a bluesy battlecry from an artist who has one foot planted in the territory of her influences and the other pointed in an unexplored direction.
Lauren Anderson has had a passion for singing throughout her entire life. Lauren received an bachelors degree in Music and a masters in Music Therapy, helping hone her skills as a singer and writer. After completed her masters in 2012 in music therapy. While working full-time on a pediatrics unit in Kansas City, Lauren began performing solo gigs around the greater Kansas City area and eventually put together a full band. She released her first official EP, “Do & Hope”, in August 2014. Fittingly, this EP was named after the unofficial motto of Lauren’s mother’s side of the family, who often remarked, “Just do it and hope it turns out okay.”
Lauren released her first, full-length CD titled, "Truly Me" in August 2015. And two singles, recorded in the legendary Ocean Way Nashville Studios, in 2016. Shortly after these releases she finally made the leap into becoming a full-time musician and moved to Nashville in February 2017. Since moving to Nashville, Lauren has continued to tour and released her latest EP, now available on all platforms, titled "The Game".